STAT - CODE BLUE! Introduction for medical blog/Q&A from the inside !

4년 전

Do you want to know what differentiates a life and death situation? Sometimes it's not all that much. It might be as much as a beep, or the lack thereof.

For instance, all beeps from my pager sound the same. They're loud, incessant, some tell you that Mrs. Small-Bowel-Obstruction in room 405 had jello for dinner...

...and some of them tell you that your patient has stopped breathing. Then the race begins to make sure your own pulse isn't the only one left hammering in your chest.

--BEEP-- --BEEP-- --BEEP--


me

Howdy, I'm my-name-in-vein, and I'm a middle-level surgical resident at a large teaching hospital somewhere in an English speaking land. I happen to be totally new to Steemit, but thankfully I've had at least a little bit of experience with the scalpels so far. Something I've always been interested in is writing about my experiences, and I'm encouraged by what I've seen of this community so far to give it a try. I joined medicine - and chose my medical school and residency program - because of the sense of community that physicians have and I hope to facilitate better communication between providers and patients. I love science, medicine, and open discussion - and with this forum I hope to make it an interactive experience with questions from YOU.

Because some of you may be thinking medicine is like this:

Exciting

and this....

Sailing

Or with excessive visits to the call room for this:

SLEEP

(....SLEEP ;) ! Were you thinking of something else???? )

-More often its like this:

realtrauma

and sometimes your brain, your body and your heart just hurt....for the patients, and yourself.

burnout

This field is rewarding in a ton of ways. Seeing a patient do well, come back from the brink - rejoin their family...those are things that grip your heart and twist. But there's a lot of stuff to slug through along the way. Fortunately - just like Scrubs, a lot of those situations are funny, interesting, or downright weird, making you wonder how homo sapiens made it so far. And better yet, some are heartwarming, brilliant, and restore your faith in humanity. And that's what we're all here for, right? To make a better global and human community?

- As far as purpose of joining - I'm hoping to take questions from you guys, and I'll answer as best as I can. Obviously, I can't give medical advice or make diagnoses online, and trust me - if you're sick you need to go see a doctor!- But general questions about disease, anatomy,
surgery, science, treatments, healthcare policy, cool stuff, medical miracles, the history or ethics of medicine - ask away!

A little bit more about me -

  • I'm an extensive reader, and can nerd out with video games / movies / music. Nerd with me.
  • I'll eventually tell you my operating room playlists, but I'm into a lot of music - though the more rock, mosh-y, danc-y, electronic-y the better!
  • I love puns. (you can find evidence of that somewhere)

Hang on - I think I hear something beeping.

MNIV

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Nice!
Welcome to steemit then!

I loved this read! Looking forward to that playlist!

Hello @my-name-in-vein, welcome to Steemit! I think you may have the funniest profile pic I have seen today , it's awesome.
When you are not too busy saving lives or surviving lack of sleep come check out the folks on the #art tag...
--BEEP-- --BEEP-- --BEEP---BEEEEEEEEEEP

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Thanks! Will do!

Welcome to steemit! I went ahead and followed you and hope that you will follow me back! You're going to enjoy your time spent here!

https://steemit.com/@zcgolf16

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Thank you !

And as a thought to everyone - if you post here with an idea/question of what you'd like to hear first postwise it would be quite welcome! And then everyone can vote for their favorite question.

If you have I need a hero somewhere in that playlist you are one of mine! Hahaha, I thank you for saving lives everyday . Also

Welcome to steemit!

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By Skillet? I really like that song! I saw them live once, a long, long time ago.

Welcome to steemit! Glad to have another medicine expert on here :) Hope you enjoy your experience, and thanks for the upvote!

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Welcome! I'm pretty interested in learning more about technological health, i.e. how much tv is bad for your eyes, cellphone reception in your pants, and other potential modern myths and adages. Your advice and tips will not be in-vein...

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Sounds good! - the cell-phone health effects is an interesting question. I'll start searching to see if there's any hard data.

Awesome post! Welcome on Steemit!

Nice to have you on board! Follow me at https://steemit.com/@bitgeek

Welcome to Steemit! Glad to have you here. Following for future posts ;)

Great introduction post @my-name-in-vein! Welcome you will be a great addition to the Steemit community.

I see a lot of potential. What do you propose against steemit addiction?

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A relaxing walk outside!

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Hello @my-name-in-vein, welcome to Steem! :-)